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James and Charlene

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Superb Flat Trafalgar Square from £200 per night

32 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Westminster & West End Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Our large luxurious two bedroom split level flat will appeal to those wishing to stay in one of the best locations in Central London.The flat is directly opposite Trafalgar Square with a direct view of Nelson's Column .This really is located in the Heart of London and families will love the location.It would also be a great choice for a couple seeking a special space to stay in London. The flat is fully double glazed to block out most noise from outside..Our guests will also benefit from air conditioning for what can be hot summer nights! .There's also a big lift (elevator) to allow the ever necessary ease with the suitcases. The flat is situated on the second floor of a period building(built in the 1890's). It keeps most of its traditional charm but is very much adapted to life in the 21st century.We really do believe that this should be one of the best homes from home in the West End.

There's a very fast WI FI connections and satellite TV.We also provide a selection of DVD's when the rain becomes too much for our guests and they want to enjoy an evening in.A vast selection of reading material is available in addition to a selection of magazines.

There is a very large dining area. There's a table with seating for up to 8 dinner guests. Dining in will really be a total pleasure with a view to remember. We provide plenty of high quality pots,pans,dishes,serving plates and the ever necessary wine and champagne glasses and flutes.The kitchen has all the appliances one will need to make their vacation a pleasure and not a chore. There's a washer/dryer and wardrobe space for clothes.There's an iron and board for those wishing to take any creases out

The main bedroom has a large double bed.

The other bedroom is up in a separate mezzanine area and has two single beds.This bedroom is ideal for those travelling with teenagers or young children.We also provide a full height airbed that is very comfortable.The large L shaped sofa is an ideal bed too and will sleep a large or tall adult with ease.We have a cot for those with very young children. An extra cot can be provided at no extra charge.There's also a highchair.

The bathroom has a full sized tub with shower above.There's a full length mirror and hairdryer.There's constant hot water so this is ideal for larger groups.We provide good quality towels and a selection of soaps and bath bubbles are also included.

The flat has hard wood flooring in the main rooms.

We provide a guide book for our guests with a list of current show,places to eat etc.This flat really is an oasis in Central London and we're sure our guests will love it!

For those coming to London to shop, you'll be spoilt for choice. From the boutique shops in nearby Covent Garden to the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford St, your every want should be catered for. A visit to Hamley's on Regent St is a must for those travelling with children...or for the young at heart. Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road is one of the best bookshops in London with a vast selection on offer. Stanfords Travel Bookshop on Long Acre in Covent Garden is the ideal place to pick up a unique gift/postcard for those back home.If you're travelling to mainland Europe after London,they also have all everyhthing one could need for travel research.This shop is wonderful.The flat is also close to Cecil Court. This is a small tranquil liitle street lined with a delightful selection of independent bookshops.You'll only a quick journey away from both Harvey Nichols and Harrods.The closest huge department store will be Fenwicks where you'll find high quality English products.We do have to mention that a trip to Fortnum and Mason is a divine experience that shouldn't be missed.You'll be able to walk there with ease.The window displays are always stunning.

The main theatres of London are all within a few moments walk/so no need to take a cab.From musicals to the best in drama,there should be something to suit most tastes.The Official London Theatre office is located in Leicester Sqaure /a few minutes away. This is one of the best places to buy tickets at a discount.It's run by the Society of London Theatre and tickets go on sale daily for that shows later on the same day.

Fancy a pint? James and I were finding ourselves being asked that question so many times from our guests that we're now on a mission to recommend the best ones in the West End. The Red Lion,The Sherlock Holmes,The Ship and Shovell,Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese are tops of the list so far. We have printed out a list of pubs and placed them in out guidebook.If we missed a good one, please let us know and we'll pay it a visit and put it in the guide.We welcome suggestions.It doesn't matter how long you live in London there's always something new to discover.

Hop on or Hop off Bus Tours have a stop right near the flat. This is a great way to see some of the main London sights. The bus tour offers good value for money.

London is a great place to shop for gifts. All of the major museums have wonderful gift shops with a range of unique treats on offer. The elegant , Regency-period Burlington Arcade is worth a visit during your stay.This is about a 7 minute walk from the flat/on the way to the Royal Academy.If you wish to bring back some scented delights ,trip to Penhaligon's in Covent Garden is the place to go. They still sell the same flower based scents that sold over a century ago.Miller Harris is also worth a visit.

London has some of the best street markets in the world and if there's time your trip should include at least one. Camden Lock Market is best on Saturdays and Sundays.Notting Hill Portbello Road is best on Fridays and Saturdays. The Jubille and Apple Markets located in the Covent Garden Piazza still have a good selection of British made products.The Columbia Road Flower Market is lovely. It's such a nice place to walk around. The Piccadilly Crafts Market is only less than a 10 min walk from the flat in is situated in the courtyard of St James's Church.This market dates from the Middle Ages and even if you don't buy anything,the backdrop of Wren bulit church is simply stunning.

Keeping fit(or trying to on holiday)The best advice we can give is to try and walk everywhere.This location will make that quite easy as it's safe and very easy to walk to many of London's attractions. For those that wish to have a work out whilst on holiday,most gyms in Central London now sell day passes. There's also horse riding available during the Sping months and for those travelling in winter London has two very romantic outdoor skating rinks. The first one is just outside the V&A Museum and the second one is located on the Strand/Somerset House(about a 10 min walk from the flat)There's also the annual Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park that plays host to all sorts of fun winter events.There's a nearby Boris Bikes docking station and this can als be a fun way of getting around.A walk along the South Bank is an ideal way to spend a morning or afternoon.Please make sure you stop off at Borough Market which has the BEST food market in London.Outstanding produce! The Southbank also has a very good and far too tempting international food market.This is located just near the Royal Festival Hall.This is a wonderful place to stop if you're out for a show at the Shakespeare Globe or at the Festival Hall.

We do advise guests that are staying for longer than two night to do a food shop as soon as possible. There's are two large grocery shops located within a block of the flat. There's also a huge Whole Foods Market about a 10 minute walk away for excellent quality(although expensive food)The Co-Op near the flat is open 24 hours and has a surprsing range of food at good prices.

PLEASE NOTE-WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR CALENDAR UP TO DATE.WE ALSO HAVE OTHER FLATS THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE.PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
James and Charlene (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About James and Charlene

I work part time at an Arts Library(5 minutes from the flat/drop in say hi.I work Mondays and Fridays.James spends most of his time at our music shop in Camden Town.We've owned it since 1996. We're on Parkway...so if decide to pop up to the world famous Camden Market drop by and visit us.

James and Charlene purchased this apartment in 2007

Why James and Charlene chose Westminster & West End

James and I love the West End. It's such a great playground for all ages. We never ever get bored here!

What makes this apartment unique

The view from the large windows towards the National Gallery is totally divine.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Charlene and James-Thank you for the beautiful flat. We had a wonderful time.
Oct 2014
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4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Superb Flat Trafalgar Square from £200 per night
average rating of 4.84375 based on 34 reviews
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Center of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to London and couldn't have picked a better location for the Flat. So much is within walking distance: Trafalgar Square (obviously), Piccadilly, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the river cruises, The Eye etc. There are shops for groceries nearby or several coffee shops and restaurants if you don't want to cook. James was there to greet us and check in was quick and responded quick when we had a questions. I certainly hope to come back in a few years and will definitely book again if it's available. Didn't want to leave....

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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AMAZINGLY!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location couldn't be better, close to everything! We have been to London twice before, staying here made this trip fantastic, the best to date, we will be back if we can stay here again. The view is outstanding! We are a family of four with two adult sons, the flat size accommodated us well, it was clean and had everything you could need. The host James was available when needed and check-in was a breeze. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect location for exploring London!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family of 5. Our teens loved the loft area and there was plenty of room for the 3 of them to spread out. The location couldn't be more perfect. There is an Underground stop right in front of the building. Walk out the back door about a minute and you can see St. James park and Buckingham Palace. Cross the road and you can see Big Ben. Best of all, the living room has a beautiful view of Trafalgar Square! There is also a bus stop in front of the building. We were able to walk to Leicester Square (about 10 minutes) for theater tickets (or a movie) and Picadilly Circus in about 15 minutes. There is a Whole Foods about 15 minutes away and a couple of convenience stores/markets less than 5 minutes walk. We also walked to the London Eye and Parliament. The National Gallery is steps away from the apartment as well as lots of fun street performers. The apartment had everything we needed. It was nice to have a washer/dryer and a full kitchen for our stay. James was so nice and helpful at check-in. We hope we can come again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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excellent appartment

  • 5 of 5

The appartment has an excellent location, and also is very comfortable, we spend grate moments in family we enjoyed our days in London. The only recomendation is provide more place in the closet to the clothes.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Unbelievably Special

  • 5 of 5

You will not believe the location! Highly recommend. The noise did bother us some and the absence of curtains in the loft area was a challenge, but as all the guests note it is well worth it and we highly recommend this flat. Also, the master bed appears to be a double bed. My husband and I could not both fit in it but we are quite tall. Stay here and have a fabulous vacation! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in London! I would recommend this apartment without hesitation. The location couldn't have been better. The apartment is located within walking distance of many of London's attractions. The underground is steps away and buses are easily accessed off Trafalgar square. The apartment was exactly as advertised in the description and suited our family of 5 very well. It was clean and everything was in good working order. The owner was there to meet us on our arrival and gave us an orientation to the apartment and the surrounding area. Communication and inquiries before our arrival were handled promptly and clearly, Payment was through paypal and was also seamless and professional. No issues or problems arose during our stay. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Car: not necessary

This is an outstanding flat with one of the best locations in London.Situated in the Heart Of the West End, several of London's main attractions are within a very short walk.Its location is literally opposite Trafalgar Sqaure! Our guests will wake to a view of Nelson's Column. The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are literally opposite the flat. The main London Theaters are within a few minutes walk.The flat is simply stunning with high ceilings thoughout.The flat is graced with floor to ceiling windows with French Doors opening onto a balcony with uninterrupted views across Trafalgar Square towards the National Gallery.The flat is suitable for families with children who really wish to experience London at its best.It's also suitable for couples that are celebrating something special. We regret that we're unable to accommodate large groups wishing to use the flat as a place to party.The place can sleep 5-6 but priority will be given to those travelling with children or people working in the Arts in Central London.

Our guests will find two very large bedrooms and an inviting reception /dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped to make eating in a total pleasure. The table is large enough to allow additional dinner guests(up to 8)We provide all the necessary essentials to produce an outstanding meal at your home from home.However, the flat is so close to the some of the best West End restaurants that some guests will be tempted to eat out most nights. We provide 2014 guides of AA Restauatnts UK Edition, Michelin 2013 London,Zagat,Time Out etc.

For those wishing to have the ultimate break, you'll find some of London's best day spas within a few streets away.This includes one of London's best Woman's Only Spa ,The Santuarary in nearby Covent Garden.

Tate Britain is within a 10 ten minute walk and the Royal Academy is a 10 minute walk away.

The flat is situated close to several transport routes.The closest is either Charing Cross or Leicester Sqaure,both being about a three minute walk.Our guests will also find themselves on several bus routes that will take them to the V&A ,Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens.We advise our guest to purchase Oysters cards upon arriving in London.Should you wish us to do this for you,please just ask!

The flat has air conditioning for the the somewhat hotter summer months.There's central air for the winter months. The windows are double glazed allowing for quiet whilst indoors.Our guests will hardly hear the sound of London from inside.

There's a very fast WI FI connection and cable/satelite television.

The nearby shopping on Oxford St and Charing Cross Road will be a real treat for people who love to shop until they drop. From high end shops to the two very large budget Primarks,one will find something to take back home with them. After a morning strolling aroud the West End a special treat of a full English Afternnoon Tea will sure to become a special memory of your time in London. Yes, it can be somewhat expensive but it should be something that should be tried if you have the time and budget. The Ritz is by far the best in London.The Savoy, The Dorchester,Browns, and Clariddge's are all expensive but worth it.The National Portrait Gallery,The Wallace Collection and the Langham are more affordable and equally as good. Fortnum and Mason on nearby Picacadilly is also worth it. Their food hall is amazing/and even if you don't have time for the full Afternoon Tea you could buy some tea to take back with you. The tin cans ar simply stunning in design.A great gift for those back home.You will find that a few of the hotels near the British Museum also offer Afternoon Tea/but the ones listed above are far better.One exception is Bea's of Bloomsbury which is well worth a visit.

Escape the pressure of everyday life as you loosen up within one of London’s finest spas, Spa illuminata. It has been said to give out one of the best massages that you could possibly imagine. Apart from that, it does not give an all female vibe, as it has been a place for the secret male spa-goer. One of the best treatments that it offers is the Decleor Harmonie facial, with scalp, hand and head massage. Spa Illuminata is located in Mayfair.This is about 10 minutes from the flat..

Berkeley Spa would surely help you unwind from the stress of the city as it lets you unwind with certain therapies such as facials and calming massages. Clients swear the results such as soft and rejuvenated skin afterwards a treatment. The Berkeley Spa is located near Hyde Park.15 min from the flat.

If you're coming to London with some of your closest girlfriends then a vist to the women's only Sanctuary in nearby Covent Garden is a great day to spend a full day or early evening.This is 7 minutes from the flat.

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Rates & Availability

Westminster & West End Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$437
From
$510
Fri,Sat
$3,062
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$437
From
$510
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
new year 2016
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,458
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$365
From
$437
Fri,Sat
$2,698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $44 per night, per additional guest

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Cleaning fee $58

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Amenities

Westminster & West End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated towel rail/bathrobes provided/plenty of high quality towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • We also provide a high quality raised platform bed(single) for additional guests.All beds are of excellent quality to ensure a good sleep.The very large couch is suitable for sleeping on.Cots are also available at no extra charge.High quality linens are provided.Extra blankets also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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